Thread: Proposal: Fla - Pit
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02-25-2009, 08:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Gooch View Post
I wouldnt do it, why? Because it's a wash at best. Staal's production comes completely seperate from Malkin and Crosby, Horton's production is a moderate increase over the existing RW'r on his line. The gain in offense on the 1st line vs the loss of offense on the 3rd line while also losing out on the other areas that Staal contributes, the PK etc would actually probably put Pittsburgh in an even worse scoring depth situation than they currently are in.

This is why the Whitney for Horton trade tends to be the popular one. It adds another scoring winger without getting rid of the scoring 3rd line center.
It's also something the Panthers would never contemplate touching.

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